Preview Speakers, Topics & Posters 13 September - IPS Jubilee Symposium



These are the speakers and topics that will be part of the parallel sessions on Thursday, 13 September (changes might occur).

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Oral presentations:

Peatlands for Agriculture       

  • Berglund, Örjan: GHG emissions from a Swedish field trial adding sand and lime to the soil
  • Cook, Sarah: Fluvial organic carbon losses from tropical peatland oil palm plantations
  • Grootjans, Ab: Five reasons why not to invest in underwater drains to reduce subsidence in intensively use peat grasslands
  • Hendriks, Rob: Effects of submerged drains on subsidence, water management and nutrient leaching in the Western peat soil area of The Netherlands: the Krimpenerwaard case study
  • Setiawan, Budi Indra: Modelling an integrated waterflow model in managed peatlands for oil palm plantation
  • Inoue, Takashi: Agricultural development, environmental degradation, and movement toward wetland restoration in Sarobetsu Peatland of northern Hokkaido, Japan
  • Piayda, Arndt: Future prospect of conventional agriculture and paludiculture on organic soils in Europe under a changing climate
  • Schouwenaars, Jos: Cost Benefit Analysis for land use options in peatland regions in the Netherlands
  • van den Berg, Merit: Submerged drains in managed peat soils, effect on CO2 emissions in wet and dry periods

Peat for Growing Media and Energy       

  • Graf, Martha D.: Sphagnum farming on strongly decomposed peat in Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Kuenen, Maureen: Good reasons for RPP certification
  • Köbbing, Jan: Carbon footprint of growing media constituents - from cradle to grave
  • Verhagen, Hans: From conversion of waste to production growing media constituents; change of focus      

Peatland Restoration       

  • Ameloot, Nele: Impact of Peat Mining and Restoration on Methane Turnover Potential and Methane-Cycling Microorganisms in a Northern Bog
  • Anderson, Russell: Techniques for rewetting cracked peat in forest-to-bog restoration
  • Gaffney, Paul: Ecohydroligcal change following re-wetting of a deep-drained raised bog
  • Gunawan, Haris: Tropical Peat Restoration Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
  • Keightley, Anna: Carbon fluxes on a degraded lowland raised bog undergoing restoration with micro-propagated Sphagnum
  • LeBlanc, Marie-Claire: 25 years of peatland restoration in Canada
  • Lunt, Paul: Processes of vegetation change following the hydrological restoration of blanket mire in South West England
  • Marshall, Chris: Satellite Radar (ISBAS InSAR), Bog-Breathing and Peatland Management
  • Osaki, Mitsuru: Gold Carbon Mechanisms of Tropical Peatland
  • Ovaskainen, Juha: Vapo’s wetlands on cutaway peatlands - diversity and recreation
  • Lindholm, Tapio: Peatland Group of the Finnish Board on Ecological Restoration
  • van Duinen, Gert-Jan: Bog restoration on the edge: biodiversity and other ecosystem services in Dutch raised bog remnants
  • Wright, Neal: Rapid & Reliable Restoration of Sphagnum using Micropropagated Sphagnum as BeadaHumok™       

Peatlands and Biodiversity, (Ecology, Hydrology and Geology)       

  • Cole, Lydia: A Tale of Two Bogs: Biodiversity, Budgets and Bunds
  • Gerbens-Leenes, Winnie: The water footprint of peat from tropical and boreal locations
  • Grobe, Amanda: Does Sphagnum farming create habitat for bog species?
  • Mishra, Shailendra: Microbial-driven technological solutions can reduce the peat oxidation process and enhance the sustainability of agriculture on these peatlands
  • Radomski, Mariya: Factors affecting the carbon dynamics in blanket peatland – Irish case study

Peatlands Environment and Outreach       

  • Vähäkuopus, Tuija: Recent sedimentation of 62 lakes in Finland - assessing the possible environmental impacts of peat production     

Peatlands and Climate Change       

  • Barry, Stephen: Carbon dioxide production and emissions from blanket peatlands in Co. Wicklow, Ireland
  • Boehm, Viktor: Monitoring concept for tropical peat swamp forests with airborne and spaceborne sensors applied in the Mawas area, Kalimantan
  • Erkens, Gilles: Double trouble: subsidence and CO2 respiration due to 1,000 years of Dutch coastal peatlands cultivation
  • Kalnina, Laimdota: Changes of peat properties under national conditions and human impact
  • Lupikis, Ainars: Berry production in extracted and abandoned peatlands: first year results of CO2 and CH4 emissions
  • Tiemeyer, Bärbel: Effects of different water management regimes and grassland renewal methods on greenhouse gas emissions from intensive grasslands on fen and bog peat
  • Valpola, Samu: Changes in the carbon stock and areal distribution of Finnish peatlands 1950-2015
  • Walz, Kilian: Impacts of land use on carbon stock and abiotic soil properties of Irish ombrotrophic peatlands; preliminary results of a national peatland survey
  • Wijedasa, Lahiru: Carbon emissions from Southeast Asian peatlands will increase despite emission-reduction schemes        

Peatlands and People, Health and Local Livelihoods       

  • Albrecht, Eerika: Environmental change and peatland conflicts in North-Karelia, Finland - an environmental history perspective
  • Bednar, Jozef: Wise-use of peatlands in Indonesia and Russia: triple win for people, economy and the environment
  • Kofod-Hansen, Marie: Conditions of success: understanding the performance of integrated strategies for fire mitigation at the forest agricultural nexus in Indonesian peatland frontiers
  • Thornton, Sara: The importance of fish(ing) to tropical peatland communities in Borneo

Peatlands and Culture       

  • Kalniņa, Laimdota: Influence of climate changes and peatland formation on the Stone Age Settlements in Latvia

Peatlands for Forestry      

  • Sarkkola, Sakari: Feasibility of continuous cover forestry (CCF) on drained peatlands – the immediate effects of partial stand harvestings on hydrology and greenhouse gas emissions in a Norway spruce stand in Finland
  • Sloan, Thomas: Quantifying carbon accumulation and loss in afforested peatlands

Poster presentations (all topics):

  • Belyea, Lisa R.: The importance of methane ebullition in floodplain fens
  • Derks, Jetse: Peat for Food and Quality of Life
  • Dohong, Alue: Measuring Canal Blocking Impact on Surface and Ground Water Levels Dynamics
  • Gilbert, Peter: Assessing the condition of the Flow Country peatlands to support their future protection

  • Hajheidari, Maryam: Agricultural drainage effect on Dissolved Organic Carbon of Boreal Peatland
  • Hanley, Bethan: Natural revegetation of bog pools post-restoration on UK southern moorland: discussing the typical timescales for botanical community and hydrological recovery on degraded blanket bogs
  • Jordan, Sabine: Climate-smart Sphagnum in rewetted extracted peatlands in Sweden
  • Jurema, Letícia: Implementation of GEST method to estimate GHG emissions from peatlands

  • Kalnina, Laimdota: Impact of wildfires burning on peatland environment in Latvia
  • Korpela, Leila: Sustainable Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) cultivation for high value products on drained nutrient-poor peat bogs in Northern Satakunta, Finland
  • Kudrevich, Mariya: The scheme of distribution of peatlands in the directions of use
  • Lee, Jong-Kyu: Study on necessities and strategies of revegetation in Indonesian peatlands: Focused on Jambi province, Indonesia

  • Lehnhart-Barnett, Hannah: Slowing-the-flows: Post-forestry blanket bog restoration on the North York Moors, UK
  • Strack, Maria: Impact of wildfire on methane emissions and dissolved organic carbon at a boreal fen, Alberta, Canada
  • Thornton, Sara: The diversity of peatland fish of Sabangau, Central Kalimantan (Indonesia)

  • Tiemeyer, Bärbel: Greenhouse gas fluxes from organic soils in Germany – synthesis and derivation of emission factors for the national greenhouse gas inventory
  • Vähäkuopus, Tuija: Peat and peatlands research and peat data management in the Geological Survey of Finland
  • Yokochi, Minoru: Peatland subsidence through agricultural activities in Sarobetsu Peatland, northern Hokkaido, Japan
  • Zoch, Lotta: Epigeic invertebrates on Sphagnum farming site

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